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redraw (Applicant) 8/24/2007 5:50 AM EST : Guide to single target rampage

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Old world rampage is very easy to control once you understand it. The rules are set in stone and are always the same. Every time someone comes up with some "mystery" rampage it turns out that other factors came into play and rampage did indeed work as advertised. These rules apply to all PRE-POP rampage mobs. With the advent of PoP, mobs gained the ability to AE rampage so the rules have changed, but they are still the same for pre-pop mobs and all mobs that SINGLE rampage.Rules for single rampage:1. The rampage list is static and is not changed by zoning or death. The only things that will change the rampage list is a successful memblur, camping out, or on rare occassions when FD successfully memblurs.2. The rampage list is set in the exact order that players get agro, they do not have to do damage, bard songs and debuffs will also get someone on the rampage list as will proximity and in some cases line of sight is enough (emperor comes to mind).3. Rampage hits only 1 person each time it triggers. The person taking rampage is subject to a full normal round of attacks. If the mob quads and bashes, 1 round of rampage will be a quad + bash (if bash is up).4. Rampage NEVER hits the person who has current agro, even if they are #1 on the rampage list. If the top person in rampage range has agro, it will hit the next person on the list that is in range.5. Rampage has a range and it is different for every mob. Some mobs, the range is smaller than max melee range, other mobs the range is damn near the entire zone.6. Rampage never his someone who has successfully FD'd. When the person gets back up they will resume their place on the rampage list unless they got lucky and the FD memblured the mob. This is why monks and SKs are great rampage tanks. If they miss a heal, they can FD until a heal lands.7. Rampage is a proc. Cripple helps reduce the number of rampages a mob does.The best thing an up and coming guild can do is to learn to manage rampage on a rooted rampaging mob - IV in Akheva is a really great training mob. You can see the rules in action, the results are replicatable.Keep in mind that these rules only apply to pre-PoP mobs. AE rampage is a whole different beast.
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539052668_Inactive (Applicant) 8/24/2007 6:19 AM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage

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Great guide Porta! Thanks a bunch!

I never really took the time to learn about mob melee since I was never directly involved (I always played pure casters...physical combat? Eww no. I'm a WASP for cried out loud!)

Let's go practice!

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Blessed Be!

~Emryes, Enchanter Extraordinaire

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Placer2 (Member) 8/26/2007 6:51 PM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage

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In addition, since Rampage is a proc, slow will proportionately reduce the amount of damage that the rampage tank (RT) experiences.
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Thangor (Applicant) 8/27/2007 12:53 AM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage
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additionally, cropple rampaging mobs. Tanks seem to like that. but I'm just a stupid girl, so what do i know.

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Darellian (Applicant) 8/27/2007 2:14 AM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage
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Everybody knows there are no girls in EQ, stupid or otherwise.

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Thangor (Applicant) 8/27/2007 3:35 AM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage
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woo hoo! I get to be a stupid non-entity

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Thangor (Applicant) 8/27/2007 3:41 AM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage
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Technically, since rampage is a proc, slow will lessen the frequency the mob tries to take a swing at you, thus reducing the opportunities for rampage to proc. However, frequency of procing is also based on DEX, so Cripple will reduce the mob's DEX and further reduce the probability of rampage.

I'm sure that paragraph is full of technical and gramatical errors and I will leave it to the men in the room to rip it to shreads.

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Miztig (Applicant) 8/27/2007 4:21 AM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage

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Thangor said:
woo hoo! I get to be a stupid non-entity


Roger that, Thangor! Me too!!!! Oh wait ... I'm not a 'girl'. I believe that term is reserved for females under the age of 18.

Nice post, Redraw
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lyrad (Friend of the Horde) 8/27/2007 7:18 AM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage
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Nice post and /agree understanding the mechanics of rampage is one of the keys to getting down the raiding road. I would place emphasis on the one aspect of rampage that can really allow for some 'manipulation' of rampage.RANGEEvery mob has a different rampage range and knowing what it is for the mobs you are fighting can really help you stabilize the fighting. With a little ingenuity you can nearly ensure that your healers will never be on ramp. (range is also probably the most overlooked and discounted aspect of regular agro as well)I wont disclose all my 'sercit' ramp tricks as that might erode my mystique I will say though that advanced understanding of rampage can be one of the best investigations you can embark upon in raiding.Creativity of tactics and solutions are the REAL joy in everquest IMO. Understanding the mechanics of the game is a crucial aspect of this.OK killing DRAGONS might be the REAL joy but they often require the most creativity of all!

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Gindaan (Applicant) 8/27/2007 8:34 AM EST : RE: Guide to single target rampage

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Darellian said:
Everybody knows there are no girls in EQ, stupid or otherwise.

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LOL  ya even when labeled as the "little Sister"  of the guild...  Isnt stereotyping fun?   At least no asks Gindaan to cook or clean  hehehe




Seriously thanks for the rundown on rampage....  good information


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